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When And How to Give New Tech a Try

At the start of each new year, after the festive season and the time catching up with friends and family, we likely have more free time than we do throughout the rest of the year. And if you and I are anything alike, this means that you have the opportunity to indulge in your passion for technology, whether that’s software, ...

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Top 6 Performance Challenges in Managing Microservices in a Hybrid Cloud

Want to know How to Build (and Scale) with Microservices? Download the Whitepaper from AppDynamics: Grab it now! As we review the history of enterprise applications we have seen several trends emerge over the years. In the mid-late 90s we built applications to be large and monolithic because they were destined to be published to very large and vertically scalable ...

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6 Video Courses to Prepare You for the New Web Era

The Internet world is changing rapidly. And as programmers, we need to stay up to date with the most recent developments. Some of the most important trends that you need to be on top of are the proliferation of frameworks like AngularJS and NodeJS, templating libraries like VueJS, and rendering libraries like React. These are all technologies that are going ...

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Testing Code Examples in Documentation

In my last post, I covered how to improve the written component of your documentation with automated spell-checking and suggestions for better writing. In this post, I’ll cover the code component of good documentation; trying an example and finding it doesn’t work is a sure-fire way to annoy a reader. The techniques for testing code fall into two distinct camps, ...

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Are You Hard to Convince?

When discussing a new technology, I’m rarely the first one to jump on the bandwagon. In fact, I’m usually the killjoy that ends up arguing against using a new library or a new language feature when the enthusiasm is high and everybody is eager to get started. It’s not that I want to stay comfortable and never move forward. Rather, ...

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The Weak Case Against Strong Encryption

I used to think that the idea of banning encryption was too absurd for discussion. Whenever a politician or government official suggested it, I figured it to be a ploy covering the real desire, which was not to ban encryption, but to require backdoors that would allow encrypted content to be accessed by government agencies. So it goes in the ...

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Improve Documentation by Automating Spelling and Grammar Checks

What’s one of the first things you look at when trying a new piece of software? Or after you’ve hit that tempting Download button, what’s your usual next step? I will take a bet that for at least 70 percent of you, it’s the documentation that you check out next. However, writing documentation is typically something that developers would rather ...

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Introducing Business iQ

Want to learn how you will identify and fix code bottlenecks, memory leaks, slow database queries, infrastructure blockages, and zero in on third-party web services? Schedule a Live Demo of AppDynamics! As part of AppDynamics’ fall 2016 release, we’re excited to announce Business iQ, a new breakthrough App iQ performance engine enabling enterprises to drive success throughout every phase of ...

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Why Developers Should Write

As the editor of Codeship’s blog (and several other tech publications from bygone eras), I am of the strong opinion that every developer should write. Of course, I’m also aware that tech writing is a preferred pastime of a select few in the industry. But never fear, I’m going to tell you why you should write anyway. Why Writing is ...

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